Deadline has just confirmed that Max Borenstein, writer of Godzilla, Seventh Son and the upcoming King Kong sequel Skull Island, will return to write the Godzilla sequel, which will once again be directed by Gareth Edwards.
Legendary Pictures has closed a deal for Max Borenstein to write the screenplay for the sequel to Godzilla, which Gareth Edwards will direct. It is the latest example of how Borenstein is becoming a go-to guy for Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni’s event-film factory. Borenstein wrote the first installment that relaunched the reptile and also penned Skull Island. The latter was teased at Comic-Con and just got Tom Hiddleston starring and Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing.
Warner Brothers and Legendary have confirmed that Godzilla 2 will stomp into cinemas on 8th June 2018. Four years is a long long time to wait for a sequel, but with Edwards’ once again directing, I am positive it will be worth the wait.
Edwards is currently gearing up to direct one of the Star Wars spin-offs, so naturally he has a lot of work to do before he can begin working on Godzilla.
Thankfully though, we already have an idea of just how many monsters might be in the sequel thanks to Legendary head Thomas Tull. At Comic-Con last month, he teased fans with some videos of what they were hoping to have in the Godzilla sequel. Tull teased fans with images of Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah, and you can read more about that here.
Godzilla has already grossed $508 million worldwide, making a follow-up something of an inevitability. Legendary financed 75% of Godzilla’s $160 million budget, with Warner providing the rest and the companies splitting marketing costs.